Thursday, August 14, 2014

So Happy Together

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I yelled "JACKPOT" when I finished reading the lovely letter of introduction that Ashraf sent.  Delphine and Maeve were napping on my feet, and the commotion made them stir and stretch.

"Girls! We found your dad," I exclaimed.

They both stared at me for a moment with squinty eyes, trying to decide if they should fully wake or not, then curled back up into balls and fell asleep.   You would think such news would excite them more, but their response seemed to say "of course, we've been expecting his call."

Ashraf was looking for a pair of bonded kittens, his FIRST kittens ever, and he was ready to devote his life to their care.  In his note he described his home, lifestyle and schedule in great detail and shared a lot about himself.  He sounded like a kind, caring and responsible young man, and I picked up the phone and gave him a call.

We had a great chat, and an hour later, he came for a visit. This meeting was really just a formality, I think we all knew these kittens were his well before he arrived.

He adored the girls instantly, and was impressed by their beauty and sweetness.  They were delights that night, and we all enjoyed watching the kittens cuddle together, wake from their naps, then bounce around the living room. After a wonderful visit,  we set a plan for their pick-up,  and said goodbye to a very happy Ashraf.

The next day, I sent him a list of all the essential items he would need for the girls, and in his return email, he confessed that he had been spending a great deal of time looking at pictures of his kittens on the blog.  He was so excited to be bringing them home.  

Delphine and Maeve really are the perfect "starter set" for a new kitten dad.  They're so social and dear, so hearty and healthy.  I know they'll do so great in their devoted dad's gentle hands.

Just look at them together on adoption day.

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I shared these photos on Facebook the other day, and my friend Anne said "they hit the gentle jackpot".

It's true, they did.

I'm so grateful these special kittens found such an awesome dad.  We wish you much happiness Ashraf, Delphine and Maeve, and a long life together.


45 comments:

  1. Seeing big guys being gentle and loving with kittens always melts my heart. Congratulations to the new family.

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    1. I believe you can tell a lot by a person by how they treat tiny kittens. Ashraf looks like a great man, and a caring person.

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  2. Oh my goodness, that has to be the sweetest thing I've ever seen. They look so happy, and he looks like he's been poleaxed. Best wishes to the new daddy!

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  3. Like putty in his hands. Wonderful!

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  4. i love him! and them! congrats to all!!

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  5. Delphine draped across his leg, head down, cracks me up. Silly kitten! *G* The girls definitely scored a great furever home with Ashraf.

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    1. Yes! What a perfect match, so happy they all found each other. <3

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  6. Seconding MsKitty and Sybil Ann. (LG's dad is that way with him as well. Awww.)

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  7. Looks like love at first sight was had by all :) Best wishes to this new little family, Ashraf hit the jackpot with these two beauties! Hope we get plenty of updates!!

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  8. What a beautiful beginning for this new family. I, too, hope Ashraf will update you periodically.

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  9. They're going to be so spoiled!

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  10. Wonderful beginnings!
    Thanks for giving so many happy beginnings to so many itty bittys AND for sharing them with us!

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  11. Awwwww ...that is just perfect. Laurie, your kittens ALWAYS hit the jackpot. Seeing a big guye with little kittens and babies = so swoonworthy. :)

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  12. Ohhh....!!! How lovely and wonderful. I'm so very happy for the babies and for Ashraf. Yay!!

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  13. Congratulations Ashraf, Delphine and Maeve! Those photos are heart-meltingly gorgeous. What a beautiful family,

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  14. Well they seem to have wrapped him completely around their paws. Well done, kittens.

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  15. OMG...snoozing Delphine cradled in his hands like a newborn...so adorable! Best wishes to all of them, and I do hope he has a chance to update us on those lovely girls later on! I will miss the Kibblesmiths.

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  16. Awwwww, so sweet! Cat dudes are the best, I married my favorite cat dude. Happy for the new family!

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  17. Yippee! What a happy-looking new family. Those kittens hit the jackpot...as did their new dad.

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  18. he's going to be putty in their paws :)

    such happy news.

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    1. So true! He looks so in love! What a lucky little family! Happy news! Congratulations to all!

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  19. That just put SUCH a big smile on my face. :)

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  20. Oh my - everyone loves a kitten dad! So sweet!

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  21. Looks like you found a Kitten Whisperer for these girls!
    Congrats to Ashraf for wanting two kittens. He got a GREAT pair.

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  22. Oh what a delight, they both look so relaxed with their new dad.

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  23. Perfect ending to an already happy story (sniff, sniff!)!

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  24. Too too sweet! So happy for the girls and their new human

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  25. Look at that! Simply some very sweet moments captured between the girls and a truly gentle young man. They will all be perfect together.

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  26. Alexander (the Great)August 14, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    Tears of joy!

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  27. These photos gave me tears of joy. Lucky kittens! Ashraf is a good find!

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  28. Curious - do your potential adoptees still have to go through the Humane Society process?

    Thanks!

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  29. Thank you, universe. you did it again. Congratulations, Ashraf! May you have many happy years ahead in your new adventure. Love, Darin

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  30. Aw! Nothing like little girl kitties falling in love with their Daddy!

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  31. Their new daddy is Kitten Smitten!! So glad you stuck with your decision to send the girls off together.

    Andrea in CA

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  32. Mom got teared up. ;) Welcome to cats As head!! We love cat guys.

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  33. I needed my itty bitty kitty connection badly today I just finished reading about these two little darlings finding their daddy and a gentle fellow at that, they will be adored, cared for and loved, what a great combination together! thank you for all you and your hubs do to save the itty bitty kittehs and your new kitty itty bitty looks so adorable, ciao!

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  34. Ridiculously adorable! And it’s a very good thing because I’m missing these two darlings (and their precious sister) so very much.

    You look a natural, Ashraf, and I couldn’t be happier for you and your girls. Please keep us updated from time to time, won’t you?

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  35. I think my heart just exploded. So perfect and beautiful!!

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  36. Laurie, has Ashraf sent you any updates on the girls? How is he doing as a first time cat slave?

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